Franchon Crews-Dezurn has been reinstated as the WBO super middleweight champion after Alejandra Jimenez failed a drug test nearly two months ago.
The WBO announced that Crews-Dezurn is the WBO champion once more after Jimenez's drug test caused her win over Crews-Dezurn back in January to be overturned a no decision. As a result, the title was switched back to Crews-Dezurn, continuing her title reign which began last September.
Jimenez originally won the bout against Crews-Dezurn by split decision (97-93, 93-97, 98-92) to capture the WBO and WBC titles as part of a DAZN card that was headlined by Jaime Munguia's middleweight debut against Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan. But soon after, news of Jimenez failing a drug test was revealed. It was later revealed that the banned substance was the anabolic steroid stanozolol.
As for the other world title that Crews-Dezurn lost when she faced Jimenez, the WBC belt, the WBC stated on social media that it is still in the process of investigating the matter. Previously, the WBC has suspended Jimenez's status as the WBC champion.
It’s a process. We are in contact with you so that you know that we are in your corner and once the process is done then we will do the right thing.— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) March 19, 2020
All the best to you Franchon. Best regards from all of us.
Jimenez has denied that she took any illegal drugs in a statement written in Spanish.